HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino, Chair

Rep. Ty Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 44, SD1

(SSCR482)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the department of public safety to establish performance indicators for inmate reentry system. Requires reports, using key performance indicators, to be provided to the legislature. Creates the corrections and program report as a consolidated report of certain other annual reports. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

PBM, FIN

SB 1067, SD1

(SSCR503)

Status

RELATING TO PROBATION.

Clarifies the permissible divulging of adult probation records by probation officers to treatment service providers. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

PBM, JUD

SB 49, SD1

(SSCR484)

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Requires the department of public safety to report to the legislature any inmate or correctional facility employee death within 48 hours. (SD1)

 

PBM, LMG

SB 48, SD1

(SSCR483)

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Specifies criteria that must be considered in deciding whether to transfer inmates between correctional facilities located in Hawaii and to transfer inmates from Hawaii to mainland facilities. Prohibits transfer of inmates to mainland with 12 months or less to serve before being eligible to be paroled. (SD1)

 

PBM, FIN

SB 1357, SD2

(SSCR736)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Directs DPS to develop a master plan for the return of Hawaii inmates housed in mainland prisons. Report to 2012 legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

PBM, FIN

SB 1358, SD2

(SSCR643)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the department of public safety to develop a plan to reopen the Kulani correctional facility, implement transfers, and house newly sentenced individuals by 12/31/2011. Report to 2012 legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

PBM, FIN

SB 171, SD2

(SSCR574)

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Bans the ignition, possession, selling, and use of aerial luminaries. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

PBM, JUD

SB 172, SD2

(SSCR575)

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Amends provisions of the fireworks code, imposing new definitions and permitting, importation, labeling, and inspection requirements. Authorizes the fire chief to revoke or suspend permits for enumerated reasons. (SD2)

 

PBM, JUD

SB 173, SD2

(SSCR580)

Status

RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.

Prohibits the retail sale or distribution of novelty lighters within the State. (SD2)

 

PBM, JUD

SB 782, SD2

(SSCR581)

Status

RELATING TO DANGEROUS WEAPONS.

Prohibits any person from possessing, constructing, setting off, igniting, discharging, or otherwise causing to explode any homemade explosive device. Establishes a violation of this prohibition as a class C felony. (SD2)

 

PBM, JUD

SB 640, SD1

(SSCR645)

Status

RELATING TO THE WIRELESS ENHANCED 911 FUND.

Requires the independent audit of the wireless enhanced 911 fund to be conducted annually rather than biannually. Requires that information on the status of projects undertaken or planned by public safety answering points, and the results of the annual audit, to be included in the wireless enhanced 911 board's annual report to the legislature. Requires the initial annual audit to be conducted in 2011 and its results to be reported to the legislature in 2012. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

PBM, FIN

SB 11, SD2

(SSCR685)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE SHERIFF.

Creates a task force to plan for the establishment of a department of the sheriff to assume responsibilities and functions exercised by the sheriff division of the department of public safety. Report to the legislature. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

PBM, FIN

SB 1025, SD1

(SSCR475)

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Expands the offenses of assault against a law enforcement officer in the first and second degree to include assaults against firefighters and water safety officers. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

PBM, JUD

SB 883, SD2

(SSCR604)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.

Designates a new special design Gold Star Family plate for children, parents, grandparents, spouses, and siblings of fallen soldiers and to be provided no later than 10/01/2011. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

PBM, FIN

SB 1484, SD1

(SSCR498)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Exempts from insurance code, associations organized before 1880 with only members who are active, retired, or honorably discharged members of the U.S. armed forces and whose principal purpose is to provide specified benefits to members. (SD1)

 

PBM, CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

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     Measure number; and

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Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Chair